Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dallas: A Father-Son Roadtrip

I like Dallas!  Some may be asking, “Who couldn’t like Dallas?”  For others, the mere mention of this city — home to “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys — may bring to mind a slightly different question, better left unsaid. In my … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

After a wonderful day spent with family and, having eaten too much turkey, mashed potatoes, southern cornbread dressing, and green beans, I retired for an afternoon nap.  Well, it wasn’t really a nap, what with three very, very active boys … Continue reading

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All Air Travelers Presumed Terrorists!

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly … Continue reading

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Baptist Press: A Case of Curious Headlines

“A good blog headline is often the only factor that determines whether or not an article on your blog will be read. The idea that content is king is true, but some people miss out on reading that great content … Continue reading

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Decision Points: George Bush’s Faith

“As I deepened my understanding of Christ, I came closer to my original goal of being a better person — not because I was racking up points on the positive side of the heavenly ledger, but because I was moved by … Continue reading

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Small is Big in the SBC!

“Whatever size of church that you serve in, may I encourage you to be faithful. I do not believe that the size of one’s congregation is ever a focus in any New Testament passage. The way I understand my Bible, … Continue reading

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Diverse Voices in the Marketplace of Ideas

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.  For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a … Continue reading

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Democrats, the GCR & Stubborn Facts!

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence…”  John Adams (Argument in Defense of the British Soldiers in the Boston Massacre … Continue reading

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Profiled by Border Patrol: Works For Me

Every time I return home from a trip to El Paso or Las Cruces, it happens.  I’m profiled.  You see, there are border patrol checkpoints just outside of Alamogordo, NM, the place where I call home.  Set up to stop the flow of … Continue reading

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Baptist Birds & Kentucky Mosques

As a transplanted Southerner living in the high desert of New Mexico, I am constantly trying to disciple the church flock on the finer points of our cherished Baptist distinctives.  Every time that we have a potluck fellowship at church, it gives … Continue reading

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